JMTA High Notes
January 2022—Vol. 25, no. 4
District IV Meeting (over ZOOM):
January 12 at 9:30am
JMTA General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 9:30am, Zoom
Present: Erin Bennett, Anita Renfroe, Denise Homsley, Sandra Stewart, Angie Holt, John Williard Utuk, Lisa Barwell, Lynn Freeman, Paulette Kilts, Sandra Roberts
Call to Order: 9:30 (Anita Renfroe)
Parliamentarian: (Lynn Freeman)
Nothing to report
Secretary Minutes: (Stefanie Batson-Martin)
Correction to October notes, Solicitation form
Minutes unanimously approved as read
Treasurer’s Report: (Stefanie and Damon Martin)
Monthly reports up to October are available
Total in account is $20,825.02
Vice-President/Membership: (John Williard Utuk)
Loni White is new FSMTA Membership Chair, Karen Schaefer finished her term
Altruistic: (Sandra Roberts)
Sent sympathy card to Debbie Carter (Dwayne) for death of her mother
two members whose students placed in the Florida MTNA Competitive Event:
Mary Lous Krosnick, student Matthew Phan received an honorable mention in the senior piano category
Sonja Foster, student Leila Warren was winner of the junior string category with an honorable mention
Sonja Foster, student Sarah Park received an honorable mention
Card need to go to Fred Brown, UNF piano technician who has been in the hospital since August for covid and subsequent complications
Communications/Internet Media: (Angie Holt)
Please email submissions for the January newsletter before Christmas.
Community Service: (Joan Cordell)
Ethics: (Betty Atkinson)
Historian: (Lynn Roberts)
Programs: (Lisa Barwell)
There is a great program for today, “Technique Without Tears” Nancy O’Neill Breth
Scholarships: (Kamila Shahtakhtinski)
Social: (Angie Holt and Stefanie Batson-Martin)
Nothing to report
Student Recitals: (Sandra Stewart and Gavin Taylor)
The High Notes has information about the recital, students need to wear masks while performing, please make sure they are okay with all of the rules
Please send list of students to Gavin, there are already nine signed up to perform
There was discussion if students of non-member teachers can send students to our recitals due to anti-trust, but that is being looked into
Student Day Report: (Angie Holt)
No new updates since October, waiting on concrete approval from First Baptist
Wellness Liaison: (Lisa Barwell)
Lisa led us through an exercise where we made a thunderstorm
FSMTA Report: New officers were voted in and approved and initiated
The College Music Society has around forty videos on their website that are available to help us teach
State composer was Piotr Szewczyk of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Karen Schaefer announced we have 656 members in FSMTA and District 4 has 42 members
Next year’s state conference is October 22-23 in Venice, FL
Becky Parlor is our 2022 Fellow
Congrats to Denise Homsley
Sonatina and Sonata Festival new date, January 16 during Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at UNF, discussed featuring composers of color presentation around hall before concert
Programs/Meetings for Spring: Do we want to go in person? The rhythms program would be way more fun in person, may be able to do hybrid zoom meeting with technology
We just need April program planned
Need a concerto chair, Sarah lives in Brevard County now, Paulette will check to see if a college student could be in a committee chair, but we know they cannot be an elected officer because they cannot vote
Erin Bennett needs volunteers to participate in a nominating committee for district offices, they don’t have to be an officer, but volunteers for officer positions would be great as well!
Adjourned: 10:20am (Anita Renfroe)
-Submitted by Stefanie Batson-Martin, Secretary
JMTA Treasury Report
(see documents for October and November at end of newsletter)
The 2022 MTNA National Conference will be held on March 26–30, 2022, as a hybrid event: in-person in Minneapolis, Minnesota with virtual options to attend. Following is the link for more details:
DISTRICT IV NEWS
The Sonata/Sonatina has been postponed; more information to come.
2022 Student Day is planned for Saturday, April 30, 2022, either in-person at First Baptist Church downtown, or held virtually. The Student Day application deadline is Saturday, March 19, 2022. Please include one check for all fees, payable to FSMTA District IV (fee information below). You can help your students prepare for this annual evaluation by choosing and helping them learn the repertoire, and working on their keyboard skills, written theory, and aural theory.
The November 2021 High Notes houses detailed information regarding Student Day, as well as the jaxmta.org website. In addition, Student Day guidelines may be found on the fmta.org website. Click on Student Activities at the top of the screen, then on FSMTA Non-Competitive Events. Scroll down to the “Members of FSMTA” and login with the case-sensitive password that was recently emailed to you, for Student Day tests, guidelines, suggested repertoire, and other materials, for each of the levels primary through 12. In addition, the Student Day Handbook may answer more questions that you have; refer to your student’s level in the handbook for specific requirements. You can print all or any portion of the handbook.
An independent teacher in Florida has devised a curriculum to help you prepare your students for the technique, aural theory, and written theory portions of Student Day. The guidelines follow the same leveling and guidelines that are provided in your Student Activities Handbook. These materials will assist students in mastering the revised FSMTA guidelines for Student Day. Contact information is as follows: Music Master, 4111 NW 79 Ave., Coral Springs, FL 33065; 954-752-2856 (teacher Sue Colvert) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact me (email@example.com) with any questions you may have regarding Student Day.
Angie Holt, Student Day Chair
Find A Teacher Section on Jaxmta.org
Teachers, please take a moment to check out your information on our Find a Teacher page. If you would like to edit, add, or delete your information, please send whatever you would like changed to our Internet Media chairperson Angie Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Exchange (Will be on again once meetings are in-person)
Do you have too much music collected in your studio? Is there some you think you'll never use? Let's have a music exchange! Bring your unwanted music to any JMTA meeting. Bring home something new to you! Look for the "Free Music" spot. Music does not have to be brand new.
Need a Sponsor?
Does anyone in the JMTA need a sponsor or need help in any way? If so, John Scott, owner of Great Scott Music School, is interested in helping our organization. If interested, contact John at email@example.com.
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Please view our website for any updates or additions to these events, as well as for more details including application deadlines: www.jaxmta.org.
Stay tuned for more events to come! High Notes is distributed on the first of the month excluding June-August and December. All submissions are due by the 20th of the month prior to distribution. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.